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Metaphors & Rainbows … Whatever: A Juicy Vermont IPA

Metaphors & Rainbows … Whatever is our first attempt at a Vermont IPA. We’ve brewed IPAs in the past, but never one with the distinct haze, orange color, and big, fruity flavors associated with the Green Mountain State — and adopted by the rest of New England. The most well-known of the commercial versions are The Alchemists’ Heady Topper and Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sip of Sunshine (each at 8% ABV), with the former credited with the creation of the style. Personally we prefer Sip of Sunshine, and are grateful that our local co-op carries it.Read More »Metaphors & Rainbows … Whatever: A Juicy Vermont IPA

Strawberry Melonball MIPA: A First Attempt Combining Fruit & Lactose

A trip to Portland, Maine in February 2019 reminded us that there is still some fun to be had with even with the most familiar styles of beer.

Strawberry Melonball is our first attempt at the milkshake style as well as working with whole fruits, and after some unexpected delays we were finally ready to give it a taste. Note that we brewed a smaller 3-gallon amount this time around, for experimentation without the bigger price tag of a larger batch.

A milkshake style simply means that lactose is added to create a creamier body tRead More »Strawberry Melonball MIPA: A First Attempt Combining Fruit & Lactose